UX Engineer

Requisition ID: R10008440

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Annapolis Junction - MD, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Polygraph
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal. Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints. Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

•    Roles and Responsibilities: 
This role will be embedded in one or more of our Software Scrum Teams. The primary responsibility of this position will be to support UX Design efforts across a variety of domains and platforms.

•    The following reflects the UX Practice leadership’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  The leadership team may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
•    Translate high-level objectives and design principles into polished visual design. 
•    Participate in user research activities inclusive of participatory design sessions
•    Interpret business needs into effective visual communication tools
•    Rapidly develop behavioral prototypes, user flows, final design assets, hi-fidelity mock-ups and lightweight design specifications.
•    Contribute to the ideation and concept development of visual design concepts. 
•    Design user experiences that are intuitive and elegant and in-line with current design trends and concepts, delivering wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces. 
•    Be an advocate for interaction design best practices with a focus on consistency and usability. 
•    Clear understanding of accessibility (contrast, font size, color, touch, and more) to achieve AA levels.  
•    Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders. 
•    Make data-informed product design decisions and ideations to create the best user experience 
•    Create project timelines and prioritize current projects 

Basic Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must hold a TS/SCI Full-scope poly and minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
Level 2 UX Designer
•    BS/BA in related field and at least 2 years of relevant experience; 0 years with a Master's degree (in lieu of education, 4 years of additional exempt related experience)
Level 3 UX Designer
•   BS/BA in related field and at least 5 years of relevant experience; 3 years with a Master's degree (in lieu of education, 4 years of additional exempt related experience)

•    Experience designing graphic user interfaces elements and UI mockups/prototypes that clearly illustrate how sites function and look
•    Strong understanding of the end-to-end UX/UI lifecycle, design principles and process
•    Must be organized and able to manage multiple competing priorities 
•    Experience working with desktop, mobile web and native apps

Preferred Qualifications:
•    BS/BA or Master’s degree in Information Communication Technology, Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field
•    Excellent eye and visual taste, including a passion for simplicity and a clean, crisp aesthetic
•    Experience with large-scale projects
•    Basic knowledge and understanding of human-centered thinking/design
•    Experience using methodologies such as Agile, Lean UX, and Lean Startup.
•    Experience using web analytics data to inform design decisions.
•    Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Proven ability to present projects and status reports to senior management.
•    Current with the latest UX and UI trends, techniques, and technologies 
•    Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript 
•    Have experience in agile methodologies 
•   Excellent verbal and visual communicator that is flexible and patient

Salary Range: 1 - 1

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.